HIGHLIGHTS 2017

Robotics in American Manufacturing: Launching the “Robots in Manufacturing Environments Innovation Institute”

Mr. George Barnych is the Chief Operating Officer at the Advanced Robotics for Manufacturing Institute (ARM), created to transform U.S. manufacturing through innovations and education in robotics and related automation technologies. George has had a distinguished 31-year career in manufacturing, implementing multi-million dollar programs domestically and internationally with responsibilities in research and development, technology transfer, program management, and most recently in manned space flight subsystem manufacturing operations. Prior to joining DMDII, he held several positions at General Dynamics most recently serving as Director of Advanced Munition Systems of a key Strategic Business Unit in the Ordnance and Tactical Systems division within General Dynamics. In this role, George had the fiscal and execution responsibility for the SBU’s Internal Research and Development (IR&D) programs as well as multiple concurrent US Department of Defense weapon system development and demonstration contracts.

George possesses a diverse background in both commercial avionics and defense weapon system industries beginning with the development of airframe and engine condition monitoring system hardware and software at Teledyne Controls and then as a small business owner providing commercial avionics test equipment to Boeing and major airlines across the world.  He later entered the defense business sector with General Dynamics and later served as Vice President of Operations for a small business manufacturing the Li Ion Battery systems for the International Space Station as well as other space based electronics subsystems.

George received his Bachelors of Science Degree in Electrical Engineering from Wayne State University in Detroit Michigan after serving four years as a Flight Test Instrumentation Technician with the United States Air Force at Edwards AFB Flight Test Center.

If history repeats itself – what is IoT then?

Volkhard Bregulla leads HPE’s Global Industries Manufacturing and Distribution (M&D) for Hewlett Packard Enterprise. Mr. Bregulla and his organisation are responsible for addressing and solving business and technology issues and as a result delivering significant business outcome for HPE’s clients in the M&D Industry. The responsibility includes the entire HPE portfolio of technology products, services as well as business solutions.

Previously Mr. Bregulla managed the Manufacturing and Automotive Industry in EMEA as well as the Internet of Things (IoT) Program, the Global Accounts Organisation in Germany, Central Eastern Europe, Israel and Russia, and Communications Media and Entertainment Industry Vertical, which represent key customer segments for HPE’s Enterprise Group business.

In his current role, he is responsible for the business relationship and industry specific content HPE develops, sell and delivers as solutions together with a select set of strategic partners and channel organizations to enable the New Style of IT and Business in the Digital economy. Since joining Hewlett Packard in 1985 from Siemens AG, Volkhard Bregulla has held a series of executive management positions in regional and global business units, working for more than a decade out of the US West and East Coast as well as the Networking Division in France and has served on the Board of several of HP’s equity investments and as Chairman of the Board of a HP subsidiary.

Mr. Bregulla has a Bachelor’s Degree in Electrical Engineering and a Business Master’s Degree in Finance and Quantitative Methods. In his spare time he enjoys the family life and his passion for motor biking, rockclimbing and skiing.

The IoT Revolution is coming

Peter leads a team of chief technologists and enterprise architects who provide innovative and strategic solutions to HPE’s most strategic global customers for hybrid IT, mobility, security and analytics. 

His responsibilities also include developing new solutions to take to market such as for the Industrial Internet of Things; partner go-to-market strategy and planning development; sales and presales readiness; and is the lead for the US Chief Technologist community. 

Peter has been in the oil and gas and technology field for over 35 years with the last 20 years at HPE.  During this time Peter has held numerous leadership and technical positions in IT, consulting and presales. 

Peter graduated with a Bachelor of Business Administration from Sam Houston State University and has a Masters in Science from Houston Baptist University.

New Business Models for the Blockchain Revolution

Co-author of Blockchain Revolution: How the Technology Behind Bitcoin Is Changing Money, Business, and the World

Alex Tapscott is an expert in early-stage, high growth companies and path-breaking business ventures. A passionate advocate for the disruptive potential of new technologies as key to start-up success, he believes the emerging blockchain platform will provide significant entrepreneurial opportunities as it revolutionises the way we transact our lives.

Alex currently sits on Advisory Board to Elections Canada, the independent, non-partisan agency responsible for conducting federal elections and referendums. He is also a founding Member of the World Economic Forum’s Global Futures Council on Blockchain. Alex was Director of Institutional Equity Sales at Canaccord Genuity Inc. from 2008 to 2015. He managed a diverse client base of value, growth, long/short equity, merger-arbitrage and activist investors, including many of the largest asset managers in Canada and some of the largest hedge funds in New York. Alex is a graduate of Amherst College (cum laude) and is a CFA Charterholder.

The next paradigm shift in manufacturing is towards connecting manufacturing operations across the value chain. Equipment will need to be connected to supply chain as well as the demand chain. Connecting the assets can show powerful insights into your customers, business processes, distributors, maintenance requirements, product warranties and much more. Stay tuned for a special guest keynote speaker who will approach the topic of the industrial internet of things from a unique and out of the box angle.

Becoming the Factory of the Future: How to prepare now for the Industrial Internet of Things

“At BASF, we create chemistry - and have been doing so for more than 150 years. As the world's leading chemical company, we combine economic success with environmental protection and social responsibility. Through science and innovation we enable our customers in nearly every industry to meet the current and future needs of society.” Frithjof Netzer leads the digital transformation at BASF across divisions, regions and functions with the BASF 4.0 project. Digital core technologies such as internet of things, big data analytics, mobility devices and augmented reality are systematically merged with BASF’s value chain. This includes procurement, supply chain, logistics, engineering, manufacturing, marketing & sales and innovation. Based on this BASF adds value to customers through digitally enabled products and services. Horizontal and vertical connections are used to increase effectiveness and efficiency of customer and supplier interactions. Frithjof joined BASF in 1999 and held a variety of business and procurement leadership roles in coatings, hygiene, petrochemicals and performance chemicals. His jobs were located in Münster / Germany, Mt. Olive, NJ (USA), Charlotte, NC (USA), Ludwigshafen / Germany and Hong Kong. He holds a doctoral degree in business administration from the University of Münster, Germany based on research work in the airline industry.

The Internet is the prevailing medium of digital communication worldwide. However, the concept of using instant, pervasive, and globally connected data over the Internet for the benefit of industrial manufacturing is still in its theoretical stages, with few Internet-friendly industrial technologies actually available in the market to put the concept into practice. For factories of the present, the ability to compete in tomorrow’s economy hinges on their ability to integrate with this Industrial Internet of Things.

Bracing for Impact: Preparing to Meet the Demands of IoT

Keith Shea is vice president and general manager of the Helix Cloud IoT solutions business unit at Wind River, where he is responsible for the company’s SaaS business. His team is chartered with developing and delivering to the market the product portfolio for the IoT, as well as managing key customer relationships across broad markets. Keith is also responsible for the ongoing leadership of the Wind River alliance program. Prior to Wind River, he spent more than a decade at Intel Corporation helping the Wind River parent company grow its revenue through strategic software and hardware ventures.

During his tenure with Intel he held assignments in corporate development, product management, marketing, and sales. Prior to Intel, he worked in the telecommunications software industry with positions in marketing, sales, and product management. He holds a bachelor's degree in economics from Boston College and an MBA from the Wharton School.

Smart Manufacturing: The Business of Real Time Data and Manufacturing Intelligence

Jim Davis is Vice Provost, IT and CTO at UCLA with broad responsibilities focused on the investment and deployment of information technology in the university's academic research, education, and public service mission. He has accountability for university-wide planning and strategic investment in computational research, research informatics, educational technologies, mobility applications, research and education data strategies, privacy/security and internal and external community partnerships. Jim co-founded the Smart Manufacturing Leadership Coalition (SMLC) and is currently responsible for SMLC’s technical and strategic direction as SMLC’s CTO. The SMLC was recently selected by DOE to lead the Clean Energy Smart Manufacturing Innovation Institute (CESMII). Jim will serve as Interim CEO/CTO. The Institute brings over $140 million in public-private investment from leading universities and manufacturers across a national network to advance manufacturing competitiveness and innovation in the U.S. Jim is also on UCLA’s engineering faculty where he has done research and consulted extensively on intelligent systems, monitoring and control, and data/modeling systems across diverse industries including chemicals, refining, paper, packaging, metals and glass. Jim has work experience with Amoco Chemicals.

The Clean Energy Smart Manufacturing Innovation Institute (CESMII ) is the 9th U.S. institute under the White House-led „Manufacturing USA” initiative. Awarded to the
Smart Manufacturing Leadership Coalition, headquartered in Los Angeles, CESMII is a network of five Regional Manufacturing Centers throughout the U.S. bringing over $140 million in public-private investment and over 200 partners from leading universities and manufacturers. This public private partnership is focused on accelerating the transformational use of data, the extensive application of enterprise manufacturing intelligence and the adoption of advanced sensors, data analytics and controls to radically improve the precision, performance and efficiency of U.S. advanced manufacturing.

Robotics: How the robotic age will change the smart manufacturing industry?

Jeff Burnstein is the President of the Association for Advancing Automation (A3), the parent group of the Robotic Industries Association (RIA), AIA – Advancing Vision + Imaging, and the Motion Control and Motors Association (MCMA).  Together these trade groups represent over 1000 global companies involved in robotics, vision, motion control and motors and related automation technologies. Jeff will explore how these robotics trends impact US manufacturers and their global competitiveness.

The ABCs of Industrial Internet of Things: what does it take to succeed in Industrial IoT

Rahul leads the IoT & Analytics Commercial Business in US at Microsoft and is responsible for the growth of the Azure IoT & Cortana intelligence Platform(s) in US. Prior to this role, Rahul has been managing the Data Platform, Azure & Integration businesses for Microsoft in Redmond in different Product Management roles. From 2006-09, Rahul was responsible for managing the Integration business at Microsoft Australia and was based out of Sydney. In the past, he has also worked in senior positions at SingTel Optus, Macquarie Telecom, Vitria Technology (Asia-Pacific) & Integrated Business Technologies (IBT) where he founded & led the e-Commerce Division of the company. Rahul did his Masters in Computer Science from QUT (Australia) and in his spare time, he enjoys books, cricket, photography & travelling.

Industrial IoT is a combination of smart, sensor-enabled real world devices that connect and interact with the world around them. It‘s a combination of machine-to-machine communications and big data -- and systems that interpret this data and make decisions that affect all of us today, with huge opportunities in the future. So how do solution providers define what Industrial IoT really is, determine what the barriers to success are and develop solutions that provide real value to the enterprise and consumers alike? This presentation will develop a definition and framework for Industrial IoT, outline the problems and barriers to success, and show examples of how some enterprising companies are deploying real solutions today that are providing genuine value in the IoT space.

The ABCs of Industrial Internet of Things: what does it take to succeed in Industrial IoT

Doug Bulla is the Vice President of Business Development for mcaConnect. With over 25 years of manufacturing ERP experience, Doug brings fresh ideas and practical strategies to manufacturing firms looking to innovate and differentiate in a crowded marketplace.  As an ardent evangelist of Microsoft technology, particularly Microsoft Dynamics 365 and Microsoft Dynamics AX, Doug is continually looking for how he can help mcaConnect clients realize their business strategy using technology.
In his role at mcaConnect, Doug has been spearheading initiatives to demonstrate the practicality of manufacturing 4.0 concepts, like using IoT devices to trigger manufacturing automations, virtualizing the training process, and leveraging big data and machine learning to provide predictive analytics.  His leadership in manufacturing technology has helped mcaConnect be recognized as both U.S. Microsoft Manufacturing Partner of the Year and Worldwide Microsoft ERP Partner of the Year.

Industrial IoT is a combination of smart, sensor-enabled real world devices that connect and interact with the world around them. It‘s a combination of machine-to-machine communications and big data -- and systems that interpret this data and make decisions that affect all of us today, with huge opportunities in the future. So how do solution providers define what Industrial IoT really is, determine what the barriers to success are and develop solutions that provide real value to the enterprise and consumers alike? This presentation will develop a definition and framework for Industrial IoT, outline the problems and barriers to success, and show examples of how some enterprising companies are deploying real solutions today that are providing genuine value in the IoT space.

The ABCs of Industrial Internet of Things: what does it take to succeed in Industrial IoT

John Biegel assumed responsibility as Vice President of Global Operations and Product Engineering IT in November of 2016.  In this role, he is responsible for all IT operations supporting Dell Technologies Global Supply Chain as well as the IT needs of the Product Engineering teams that are developing all of Dell Technologies world class products.  Prior to this role, he most recently led the Corporate and Supply Chain IT integration efforts of Dell and EMC, the largest technology merger ever.

Mr. Biegel joined Dell in May of 2000 having leadership roles within IT for the past 16+ years.  Prior to taking his current role, Mr. Biegel was Executive Director of Sales and Marketing IT, responsible for Dell’s implementation of Salesforce.com and also served as Executive Director of Dell’s Supply Chain IT organization.

Mr. Biegel received a B.A. in Economics from The University of Texas at Austin and a B.B.A in Computer Information Systems from Texas State University.   John is married and has two girls and is an avid outdoorsmen.

Industrial IoT is a combination of smart, sensor-enabled real world devices that connect and interact with the world around them. It‘s a combination of machine-to-machine communications and big data -- and systems that interpret this data and make decisions that affect all of us today, with huge opportunities in the future. So how do solution providers define what Industrial IoT really is, determine what the barriers to success are and develop solutions that provide real value to the enterprise and consumers alike? This presentation will develop a definition and framework for Industrial IoT, outline the problems and barriers to success, and show examples of how some enterprising companies are deploying real solutions today that are providing genuine value in the IoT space.

What does it take to make the Industrial Internet of Things real?

Juha Pankakoski is the Executive Vice President and a member of the Group Executive Board in Konecranes Plc. In addition to responsibility over Information Systems and the overall Process Architecture, Juha also has the executive level responsibility of the company’s digitalization strategy.Juha Pankakoski has worked at Konecranes since 2004. He has previously held several management positions in operations and business development at Konecranes. Juha has a solid background both in IT and Service and Equipment businesses, and is therefore well suited to drive the development and co-operation between IT and business.Juha has a M.Sc. (Eng) degree and an eMBA. Before joining Konecranes Juha worked in telecommunications and IT.

Hobbies: Juha spends his free time with the family, and enjoys endurance sports, reading and singing.

The Internet of Things is the next technology revolution. With less than one percent of „things“ in the physical world connected to the Internet, there is an incredible opportunity to connect the unconnected and change the world. What will it take to scale the industrial IoT and the ecosystem to support it to realize its true value and potential?

Industry 4.0, The Manufacturing Workforce, & The Trump Effect

Gardner Carrick is the Vice President of Strategic Initiatives for the Manufacturing Institute at the National Association of Manufacturers.  Mr. Carrick leads the Institute’s research activities including partnerships with internationally recognized consulting firms and the regular production of reports on the issues and challenges affecting the U.S. manufacturing sector.  He has co-authored a series of reports with PwC analyzing the adoption and use of advanced technologies by U.S. manufacturers including 3D Printing, Advanced Robotics, Internet of Things, and Virtual & Augmented Reality.  Mr. Carrick also leads the development of a national education data system that will integrate education, certification, and labor market data to deliver outcome information on education programs.

Prior to joining the Manufacturing Institute, Mr. Carrick was the Strategic Advisor to the Assistant Secretary of Employment and Training at the U.S. Department of Labor and directed a $325 million initiative to integrate economic and workforce development activities.  He also served as the agency’s Communications Director and Speechwriter.  He is a graduate of Carnegie Mellon University.

Information is power. Helping manufacturers and industrial operators harness it to bring the connected enterprise to life has been a dream for decades. Today, the Industrial Internet of Things is enabling technologies and opening new worlds of opportunity through greater connectivity and information sharing. How can companies take the necessary steps to make the connected enterprise a reality?

Redefining IoT with Innovation at Every Level

Prith Banerjee is Executive Vice President, Chief Technology Officer and member of the Executive Committee of Schneider Electric, reporting to the Chairman and CEO. In this role he is responsible for driving innovation and technology differentiation, and coordinating the R&D activities of the company across its five businesses with 11,000 R&D personnel, and a 1.3 billion Euro R&D investment.

 

Prith will talk about how a sustainable future must become radically more efficient with the way we use energy. The Internet of Things (IoT) and the convergence of Operational Technology (OT) and Information Technology (IT) are enabling companies to deliver more innovation at every level, from connected products to edge control, from services to software, both on premise and in the cloud. Understanding the growth potential for infrastructure development and the related ecosystem is vital for societal, long-term investment.

Paving the way to the industrial Internet of Things

As Chief Information Security Officer (CISO) for the City of San Diego, Gary advises the City of San Diego’s executive leadership consisting of Mayoral, City Council, and 40+ city departments and agencies on protecting city government information resources.
Gary oversees citywide cyber security strategy and the enterprise cyber security program, cyber operations, compliance and risk assessment services. His mission includes creating a “risk aware” culture that places high value on securing city information resources and protecting personal information entrusted to the City of San Diego.
Gary is involved in the cybersecurity and technology start-up community in San Diego where he is the Co-Chairman for Cybertech, the parent organization that houses the Cyber incubator Cyberhive and the Internet of Things incubator iHive. He also serves on the board of Brier & Thorn International, a cloud based Managed Security Services Company and is Co-Chairman of Securing Our eCity’s Critical Infrastructure Work-group.
Gary is an active member of the professional organizations ISSA, ISACA, OWASP, and is on the Board of Directors for INFRAGARD. Gary holds numerous professional certifications including: CISSP, CISA, and CRISC, and holds a Bachelor of Science in Information Systems Management & Masters in Business Administration. Gary has over 28 years of experience in Information Security, Enterprise Risk Management, and Data Privacy.

Tens of billions of interconnected devices by 2020 - a prediction that is both exciting and challenging that provides rich opportunities for innovation. The technology industry at large is mobilizing and realizing a greater vision for Internet of Things, one that encompasses sensing and sensing platforms, mobile and fixed gateways, analytics and big data, security, manageability, and interoperability. To realize this vision, we need to innovate in many disciplines and drive for common frameworks and standards. This talk is an industry wide overview of the opportunities, applications, challenges and the future of IoT with a focus on its industrial aspect.

What Happens When an Industry Fully Embraces the Internet of Things: How Agriculture’s Connected Technologies Are Feeding the World
 

Currently working for John Deere in their Intelligent Solutions Group. Was formerly an independent consultant in HVAC, a Principal with Boston Consulting Group and an investment banker in the oil & gas industry with Scotiabank.

Specialties: Agriculture, big data business development , industrial goods, optimization, HVAC, building management systems, management consulting, corporate strategy, ecosystem strategy, corporate finance, total shareholder returns strategy, mergers & acquisitions

Panel discussion: IoT security is both an enterprise and product issue – what you need to do to secure both
 

Rebecca R. Taylor is the Senior Vice President for the National Center for Manufacturing Sciences (NCMS), the largest non-profit R&D consortium in North America focused on Manufacturing.  She is responsible for strategic partnerships, oversight of all government programs as well as management of the Washington, DC office.  In addition, Ms. Taylor leads the cyber security strategic interest group with a special focus on industrial control systems.

Ms. Taylor serves on the Board for the National Advanced Mobility Consortium and the Society for Manufacturing Engineers.  She also is on the Executive Committee of the National Defense Industrial Association’s Manufacturing Division, the NASA Marshall Partnership Forum Steering Council and the International Women’s Forum.  She sits on the Advisory Board of the Commission on Innovation, Competitiveness and Economic Prosperity at the Association for Public and Land Grant Universities.  Ms. Taylor is also the recipient of the national STEP award recognizing outstanding women in Science, Technology, Engineering and Production.

Ms. Taylor holds a Bachelors degree from the George Washington University and a Masters degree from the London School of Economics.

Panel discussion: IoT security is both an enterprise and product issue – what you need to do to secure both

Adam Golodner helps clients solve tough issues at the intersection of law, technology, security, and markets. He has a global, and holistic view of cybersecurity and privacy issues, formed through leadership positions in industry, government and academia. Prior to entering private practice, Mr. Golodner was an executive at Cisco Systems, an academic at Dartmouth College, and a senior official at the Department of Justice. He talks the language of the general counsel, the chief information officer, and the chief operating officer, and finds strategic fact- and law-based solutions to pressing cyber policy, litigation, breach, compliance, governance, and transaction issues. Mr. Golodner understands networks, hardware, software, innovation and standards, and what companies can do to protect their operations, customers, brand, and competitive advantage.

A global leader in cyber issues, Mr. Golodner was named a "Cybersecurity & Data Privacy Trailblazer" by the National Law Journal in its inaugural 2015 list, a member of the "Incident Response 30" by the Cybersecurity Docket in its inaugural 2016 list, and has been quoted in The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, Financial Times, and TIME Magazine.

Hicham Sabir is the Open Innovation Manager for North America at Philips Lighting. In this role, he is responsible for driving partnerships with IoT and commercial services startups across Philips Lighting’s business groups, and leads a team responsible for defining the company’s strategy in emerging areas. Hicham holds an Engineering Degree from French Engineering School Arts et Métiers and a MSc in Applied Physics from Chalmers University of Technology, Sweden.

In a conversation with Plug and Play Tech Center, a Silicon Valley startup accelerator, Hicham will talk about how today’s many technology revolutions impact industrial corporations like Philips Lighting and how they reorganize their innovation activities to respond to the new opportunities ahead, integrate external innovations and navigate the startup ecosystem.


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